All my music – past and new releases – is available and can be purchased in stores worldwide including Google Play, iHeart Radio, Napster, Spotify, and Amazon.
Thank you for supporting local music.
I am very sad to say that my friend and music colleague, Grammy-winning cellist David Darling, has passed away peacefully in January. Mr. Darling has been a longtime member of Paul Winter’s Consort and Spyro Gyra for years. His health was declining for some time now. I was beyond grateful that I was able to work with him in a few major capacities.
One of the major projects that I was part of was engraving the music for his album Homage to Kindness that was nominated for a 2020 Grammy award for Best New Age Album. Even though it did not win this year, it won in my book. Thank you Mr. Darling for being probably the most inspirational musician I have ever encountered and worked with. I hope that anyone who visits this mechanism can listen to the entire album as a fitting tribute to a musical genius.
My goal is to finish up our pending projects this
year and next year. In memory of Mr. Darling, please consider supporting and donating to his life’s cause: an organization called Music for People. It was founded
in 1986 by him and his daughter.
… oh, and thanks for visiting this mechanism …
Our shows with Bruce Gregori’s Trio at Blue Back Square in West Hartford, Connecticut, have officially been canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. We will reschedule all dates for next year.
The New Britain YMCA is now taking registration for my May American Red Cross lifeguarding course. Call (860) 229-3787 to register, or register here.
Additionally, my April, May, and June recertification classes are now open for registration here.
Think about this word: Homosapian.
The word ‘homo’ means human. And the word
‘sapian’ means think. Put these two words together and homosapian is a human who thinks. However, I do not believe, even the slightest, that we are humans who think.
So, I have to add another ‘sapian’ to the word.
And then, we have a new word:
And this is who we are: Humans that think
about our thinking.
Similar to composing, our minds work best when
learning, thinking, and creativity is both interest-driven and production based. Such any essence of learning and thinking and creativity is in the overseeing of large-scale blueprints first before delighting in details. It operates similar to structural glue–not outwardly obvious–in many cases.
Think, learn, and create in the moment.
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